“He's on trial for identity theft and fraud. These same clowns who want him pardoned are upset with the government for doing something very similar. They just like this guy because he knows how to play the martyr. Bravo, Edward Snowden. Bravo.”
Hawaii5-0 on Jun 24, 2013 at 14:44:18
“Maybe you need a course in basic logic, or cause and effect. In your tortured logic, Snowden committed fraud and theft and he is as guilty as the govt, so that makes him a martyr? Basic questions you need to ask yourself
1. Which crime happened first?
2. He wouldn't be a martyr if our govt hadn't said, 'we can target and kill enemies without a trial.'”
“It says she took on three jobs? I subtract internet kudos from your assuredly low total.”
pastfutureflight on Jul 31, 2012 at 08:28:35
“Oh no...not my "kudos"......lol...I must have missed the 3 jobs part... sue me. I still can't imagine anything less than a lifetime of debt from it, nonetheless...I know, I had both my parents die already from Cancer, and I was just wondering aloud for the sake of trying to figure on the odds of a young, and/or less-than-wealthy, person surviving on their own. She doesn't need me to tell "atta boy", I'm sure she knows she's very lucky, and clever, I'm just asking the financial questions. After all, health care IS a business.... Internet cred means jack to me, so whatever kudos are...I don't need 'em anyway.”
“He's a damned good driver, I'll give him that. Though I'd prefer it if he didn't sacrifice everyone on the road's safety for a little injection of adrenaline.”
cadaei on Jul 17, 2012 at 12:02:21
“This guy may or may not be a good rider - nothing in the video indicates anything beyond basic riding ability. He was on a relatively straight and flat highway which is not the most challenging ride by any means. What stands out is the degree to which he was willing to put his own life, and the lives of the other motorists, in danger. It was certainly dangerous, very dangerous even, but not particularly skillful. Anyone with a Yamaha R1 can achieve those speeds on a straight, and weaving in and out of traffic at 120+ mph is hardly the same thing as getting a superbike around a track in a respectable time. It's idiots like this that give the motorcycling community a bad name.”
talari on Jul 17, 2012 at 11:18:42
“Good rider, I agree. But these speeds should only be traveled on a race course, not a public road. I'm glad he didn't kill anyone.”
ratedrstar316 on Jul 17, 2012 at 10:56:10
“He maybe good rider, I don't doubt that but I think in that environment he was much more luck.”
“I think it was gender neutral names in conjunction with not telling them which sex they are.”
Conuly on Jul 6, 2012 at 23:48:57
“Honestly, I could hardly tell what she was getting at. Regardless, any child who is being potty trained knows what sex they are... and by that point, they've usually worked out their gender as well. Hopefully, the two correlate nicely. Sometimes they don't, and in our society that can cause problems, though I appreciate that, as a group, we're getting better about it.”
“I don't think people should have to "get over" things like this. Asking for a better apology is over the line? She isn't suing them. She isn't asking for harsh punishment. She's asking for sincerity and emotional recompense.”
Errant on Jun 25, 2012 at 13:02:49
“I agree. She could've done way worse things and demanded way more. An sympathetic, sincere apology is reasonable.
But part of what I'm hearing is that she's a bus monitor. I've never had one to my knowledge so I don't know what their role is but I gather it's to make sure kids behave on the bus and that, well, shenanigans are kept to a minimum. She was a person of authority, in other words, who should've kept things in order instead of being bullied.
Apparently she could've brought them up on charges or written them up or something that could've brought disciplinary actions or even got them kicked off the bus but she chose not to because she didn't want to cause trouble? This confuses me because this sounds like her job. Voluntary or paid, shouldn't she do it if things were getting bad?
I'm not talking after the incident, by the way. Again, from what I heard from various news sources and other comments here (meaning I don't know how muich of it is really fact so take it with a grain of salt), apparently this has been going on for a long while and she allowed it to escalate.
So I'll reserve judgement and simply suggest that they amend things quickly before our already sickly society crumbles even more from the lust for spectacles and sensationalism.”
jennnn10 on Jun 25, 2012 at 12:27:10
“Okay, but what is a 'better apology'? any ideas? i agree that money is not an apology. its compensation. how should the students apologize 'better'? how to provide 'sincerity and emotional recompense'? If its so important (according to you) that this dubious form of apology be performed, wouldnt she want the money donated to her be partly used toward also benefiting other bullied individuals somehow? i guess, i dont know what exactly she (or you and others) are actually requiring. they cant take the words out of her head. 'what's done is done'. may we please be excused?”